The time has come for me to share with you my ultimate favorite brand. Amour Vert (Green Love in French) has been satiating my style for over a year now, and the addiction is real, people. The Colee Blazer was my first Amour Vert purchase and I've worn it at least twice a week since introducing it into my closet. It goes with everything! And that includes the numerous other Amour Vert pieces that I have since succumbed to. My most risky purchase? These Ikat pants - I just couldn't resist. They make me feel dainty and bring summer skies to mind, I hope you enjoy them, too!
Not only do they have amazing styles, but Amour Vert also knocks it out of the park in terms of sustainability. Everything is made here in the Bay Area by well paid workers and colored with low-impact or vegetable dyes. They make the softest t-shirts out of modal and recycled plastic bottles, incredibly sharp outerwear from organic cotton or deadstock materials, and their floaty silks make elegant-yet-playful dresses and blouses. And for every one of those super soft tees you buy, Amour Vert will plant a tree in the United States! If that's not good fashion then I can't tell you what is.
But let's get back to their incredible style. Amour Vert has a distinctly French influence, the creative director and co-founder, Linda Balti, grew up in Paris after all. You can see it most prominently in their adorable sailor striped Breton style tee, but it is in the attention to detail and the exquisite craftsmanship that you can really see the French influence in Amour Vert clothing. The brand defines their own style as "Paris Chic x Cali Cool," and that is exactly what it is. Every style is light and joyful in the iconic laid-back California manner, yet an added elegance and impeccable fit shows that it is a great deal more than just a beach brand.
My full outfit:
- Blazer - Amour Vert
- Top - Vintage
- Necklace - Be Good Clothing (sourced fair trade from global artisans)
- Pants - Amour Vert
- Shoes - Fortress of Inca
- Bag - Cuyana
If you live in San Francisco you can pop in to the new Amour Vert shop in Hayes Valley - it's gorgeous, the stylists are sweet yet will be honest with you and there is a fun photo-booth!
If you live elsewhere, Amour Vert is sold in many boutiques around the country as well as some select Bloomingdales stores. You can also always shop and learn more about the brand online at amourvert.com.
All photos by Alison Mesinger alisonmesinger.com